Following guidance from the province's Restart BC Plan and new health and safety regulations from WorkSafeBC, we are taking all necessary steps to protect public health and maintain the safety of our employees.
Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP)
We are working with the Province of BC and the Union of BC Municipalities to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and create complete, compact, and energy-efficient communities.
We — along with over 180 other local governments — have signed the BC Climate Action Charter. As a signatory of the charter, we are eligible for a conditional grant provided by the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP).
This grant is equivalent to one hundred percent of the carbon taxes we pay, and supports our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
To be eligible for the conditional grant, we must:
- be carbon neutral, or working towards carbon neutrality, in our corporate operations
- measure and report on our community GHG emissions profile
- create complete, compact, energy-efficient rural and urban communities
We have completed the 2018 CARIP Public Report, as required by the Province of BC.
The CARIP report summarizes actions taken in 2018 and proposed for 2019 to reduce corporate and community-wide energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and reports on progress towards achieving carbon neutrality.